Monday, September 18, 2017

20th Annual S.S. Weekend

Flashback to Summer, 1998.  My lifelong girlfriends and I were planning our first annual overnight get-together.  Most of us were married or on our way to be, but we thought it would be fun for a girls-only get away.

Here we are, 20 years later, still keeping up with that tradition started long ago.  We usually stay at one of our homes, but this time, we went "on location" to a place we borrowed from one of the girls' family members.  It was a sweet home in the Pocono Mountains. 

We did our usual planning of the menu and drinks and stuffed ourselves silly all weekend. 

We visited nearby Jim Thorpe, PA, a cute little town with many adorable shops to see.

We even stopped for a wine-tasting break.  (Ok, not really a "break" since it was our first stop)

One S.S had a family gathering and missed this fun part
There was a small beach and lake a block away from the house that was beautiful.  Mary Alice and Peggy went kayaking. 

As always, it's hard to say goodbye at the end.  So many good memories each year. 

 What a gift to have these girls in my life all these years.
And you can't put a price tag on that.


  1. Kathleen,
    I am beyond envious of the lifelong bond you have with your amazing friends.
    To be doing this after 20 years is simply wonderful.
    So happy for you!
    Thinking we could do something like this with Blogger gals...
    And you know...since you are the expert...well... : )

  2. Aw. It's good to keep friends especially those we grow up with. It's a good reminder of who we really are and what we used to be. I love my childhood friends.

  3. Girls weekends are the best especially when spent with lifelong friends. I spent this past weekend on a girls weekend with a high school friend.

  4. Wow! What a wonderful weekend that must have been! Looks like it was a lot of fun! Such a blessing to have those friendships in your life :) Also, your blog is great! And I may have to go & read some of your older posts! Hehe! Looking forward to getting to know you better! Blessings!